NEWS & ANALYSIS
Nov 25, 2013 -There were 5,796 hate crime incidents involving 6,718 offenses, down from 2011 figures of 6,222 incidents involving 7,254 offenses, for 2012, according to the latest FBI report.
Sep 17, 2013 -Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.
Aug 12, 2013 -"Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.
May 15, 2013 -The Department of Homeland Security is progressing with contractor selection on its border security Integrated Fixed Tower project. Boston Globe has been denied FOIA copies of the federal immigration records of the Tsarnaev brothers. The FBI gave temporary security clearances to bankers to brief them on online banking attacks. Asian companies are still concerned by cloud security.
May 06, 2013 -Chinese scientists theorize that the nation’s poultry markets could be spreading bird flu, a U.N investigator says that Syrian rebels are likely using chemical weapons, and a law making possession of a cell phone in prison a felony might lower crime rates among inmates.
Apr 23, 2013 -New developments in the Boston bombing case, a car bomb destroys part of French embassy in Tripoli, and Iran denies involvement in terror plot in Canada
Apr 10, 2013 -The trial of the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden may be delayed until 2014 because of budget cuts to the Public Defenders Office. British police are concerned about security for the ceremonial funeral of Margaret Thatcher. A student went on a stabbing rampage yesterday in Houston, wounding 14 people. And more.
Mar 25, 2013 -A new law offers grants to fight campus crime, a Pennsylvania study finds that halfway houses do not help former inmates, and a new bill would provide security equipment to courthouses.
Feb 12, 2013 -Museums face many security challenges, not the least of which is making sure that when they procure new works, they aren't unwittingly buying stolen property.
Feb 08, 2013 -The hacking of the Federal Reserve could have long term ramifications, warns a security researcher. Conference of Chief Justices discuss need for better way to set bail. A Washington, D.C. task force creates an anti-bullying program for agencies that work with kids. And More